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Old 11-15-2017, 09:24 AM
 
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Well for starters in no way I am going to spend $2000 dollars on Netflix a month. This is what my boss from my odd job does. He makes $80,000 grand and out of 24 months he spends more then $48,000 dollars alone on Netflix. His saving grace is that his wife is extremely brilliant and makes up for the income that is loss. No way. I prefer living in private knowing what I buy has a sense of value to it.
No he doesn't.
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:47 AM
 
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No he doesn't.
That's what I'm thinking. I don't think DanArt knows how Netflix works. It's not like Blockbuster where you pay for each rental.
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:41 AM
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Location: Colorado Springs
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In other words, you "experience" it for free, at the expense of the artist.
It's not quite that simple.

I often listen to music on You Tube while I'm on the computer, but I also already own the CDs.

I often have bought music that I "tried out" on You Tube.
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:01 PM
 
Location: East Flatbush, Brooklyn
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I don't buy movies but I will still buy CDs if I can help it. I never outgrew them (I still play discs on my machine while browsing the internet) and besides, I like having a hard copy of my music.
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:31 PM
 
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I don't much anymore. Like you, I find it hard to justify the clutter. If I do buy something it's because it has some sentimental value to me. I like to have copies of my absolute favorites on hand, but otherwise I can do without.
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Old 11-30-2017, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I have mine as backup. I'm talking 1000+ movies and TV shows on DVD and a brand new DVD player to fall back on. Also there's a chance I can't keep my net anymore where I get NetFlix and Amazon Prime. I'm on Disability and that can dropout from under me.

Trump already cut my EBT (food) benefit in half. What else is he's going to do? He's going after the flakers but he's hurting the real ones too.

I don't like OTA TV because of too damn much commercials.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Yes. I have a dedicated home theater setup and streaming quality is just nowhere near as good as Blu-Ray, ESPECIALLY audio.
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:49 PM
 
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have been buying vinyl and CD's for years, primarily because the artists/performances that I want to hear are not on the playlists of the streaming audio providers. There's more to listening than hearing a particular composer's piece played by one of the "Top 10" performers which is all you may get on the streaming audio

Of course, my choices in music are far out of the mainstream in classical music genres. But one does get tired very quickly of listening to St Muzak in the Field's performances of stuff, or not being able to find favorite renditions of piano solos, etc.
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:42 PM
 
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have been buying vinyl and CD's for years, primarily because the artists/performances that I want to hear are not on the playlists of the streaming audio providers. There's more to listening than hearing a particular composer's piece played by one of the "Top 10" performers which is all you may get on the streaming audio

Of course, my choices in music are far out of the mainstream in classical music genres. But one does get tired very quickly of listening to St Muzak in the Field's performances of stuff, or not being able to find favorite renditions of piano solos, etc.
That's right. No way in hades are you going to turn on FM — or even Sirius — and hear bands like Goblin, Camel, Return To Forever, 1994 or Gamma!
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Old 12-18-2017, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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That's right. No way in hades are you going to turn on FM or even Sirius and hear bands like Goblin, Camel, Return To Forever, 1994 or Gamma!
Pardon me for buzz marketing, but there is a streaming service called 3WK Classic Underground that probably plays all of those bands. They have newer streams as well - check them out at 3WK.com.
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